Apple Discreetly Announces iOS and iPadOS 14.5
Apple’s press release for AirTag, a tracker accessory linked to Apple mobile devices, included a fine-print announcement that iOS 14.5 and iPadOS 14.5 “software updates will be available starting next week.” AirTags will be available for purchase starting from April 30 and are only compatib
Apple Selling iPhones Without Power Adapters to Save Thousands of Tons of Metal
In its Environmental Progress Report for 2020, Apple states that the decision to stop shipping power adapters with new iPhone models will allow the company to save 861,000 tons of copper, zinc, and tin. Moves such as these are part of Apple’s broader strategy to reduce carbon emissions and achieve
Global Smartphone Wholesale Revenue To Grow 13% in 2021
According to recently published research by Strategy Analytics, global smartphone wholesale revenue is projected to grow 13% during 2021. This would represent the highest growth rate experienced by the sector in the last six years, spelling a bright future for the pandemic-stricken industry. The
Nokia Revamps Budget Phone Lineup With Six New Models
HMD Global, the company behind Nokia’s mobile brand, has recently released six new budget smartphones: the X20, X10, G20, G10, C20, and C10.  The devices are split into three categories: the X20 and X10 occupy the ‘premium’ budget segment, while the C20 and C10 are the cheapest models in t
TCL’s Fold ’n Roll Concept Showcases a Unique 3-in-1 Device
Chinese electronics company TCL Technology has announced its latest project, an innovative 3-in-1 concept called Fold ’n Roll, which combines a phone, phablet, and tablet in one device. While still in the early planning stages with no release date in sight, the innovative concept combines TCL’s
IOS 14 Adoption Rate Crosses 90% Threshold
According to the analytics firm Mixpanel, more than 90% of active iPhones use the latest version of Apple’s operating system, greatly outclassing Android 11’s adoption rate. IOS devices have always had higher adoption rates than Android, mainly because Apple is the sole manufacturer of iOS de
Samsung Reports Massive Q1 Profits
Despite the global chip shortage, Samsung Electronics has seen its profits rise 44% year-on-year during the first quarter of 2021.  The Korean tech giant has recently released its new fiscal report where it estimates that the operating profits from January to March 2021 have exceeded 9 trillion
Hans Zimmer Now Composing Smartphone Ringtones
When you’re a world-class music composer with numerous Academy awards under your belt, there’s really only one frontier left to conquer. Mobile ringtones. Hans Zimmer, probably the most prolific movie composer of all time, has signed a contract with OPPO, a Chinese smartphone manufacturer. Un
Apple Concedes to Russia: App Store to Feature Local Apps for Russian iPhone Users
Apple has yielded to requirements set by Russia, allowing the installation of Russian software on iPhones. According to a Russian law that comes into effect in April 2021, all smart devices such as computers, smart TVs, and smartphones have to come pre-installed with software developed in Russia.
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